The Exterior Hazard Abatement program is designed to reduce or prevent the spread of wildfire from one property to another. Each year, the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District notifies thousands of property owners in wildland urban interface areas of the requirement for exterior hazard abatement. The term "exterior hazard abatement" is used to address any overgrowth of grasses, weeds, shrubbery or trees. Exterior hazard abatement standards have been designed to minimize fire hazards throughout the District. Through abatement efforts, all property owners and citizens can be assured of a safer fire season.
The deadline is May 31 and inspections start on June 1 every year.
All properties not in compliance will be placed on the abatement list and fees will be assessed in the form of a lien on the property.
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District does not make any recommendations concerning Weed Abatement Service Providers. We do, however, maintain a list of providers in our area. Click here to view and print the list.
If you see a property that needs attention, please contact the Fire Prevention Division at (925) 838-6600. Complaints will be taken after the June 1st deadline and will be incorporated into the normal inspection process.
The Fire District offers FREE Ready, Set, Go classes for residents on wildfire preparedness or we can bring the class to your Homeowners Association or group. To register for a class or arrange a workshop for your group, contact us at (925) 838-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.